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SEARS 1413
Circa 1972

Sears 1413 made in Japan, 1972 red sunburst, 2 pickups, single cutaway, tele-style This is a Sears 1413 guitar made in Japan circa 1972. It features a single cutaway, Tele-style, hardwood body, a sunburst finish, two single coil pickups, white plastic pickguard plate on which the pickups and selection switches are located and another white plate guard on which the tone and volume knobs and the input are located, two metal strap pins, an adjustable roller-type bridge, a string tree and a whammy bar tail piece. This guitar is 100% original and in very good condition. With its fast action and terrific tone, this guitar plays like a dream. It comes with an original hardshell case.Description from

This guitar is 100% original and it is in very good condition. The finish is very clean. There are two barely visible lines of crazing in the front and about three on the back. There is also a small bit of wear on the bottom of the bass bout to the left of the bottom strap pin. It appears as if this instrument has been well kept through the years. This is a great looking and sounding guitar.
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The six inline one-piece opened-back tuners with white plastic buttons, are in very good working condition. All of the tuners are smooth and hold the pitch well.
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It has a straight, bolted-on, neck with circular inlays on a celluloid bound, rosewood fretboard, plastic nut, 21 frets and a zero fret, and a 24.5" scale. The headstock, featuring a circular shiny decal with an "atom" logo, is clean. The neck is kept straight by steel reinforcing rods. With its fast action, the neck feels fantastic under your fingers.
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There are two single coil pickups. The bridge pickup is strong, very clean and twangy/trebly. The neck pickup is potent and clean with a Tele treble edge. With the proper usage of the selection switches and the volume and tone knobs, this guitar is very versatile, offering the player a myriad of tones suitable for rock, blues, country, rockabilly, soul, funk, jazz and many more musical styles. This guitar has a volume and a tone pot for both pickups. There is an on/off switch for each pickup. The pots and switches are clean sounding and in fine working order.
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The Dimensions are:
    Overall length: 38.5"Description from
    Body width: 12"
    Body thickness: 1.25" with neck 1.75"Description from
    Scale: 25" approx.
    Width of the nut: 1.75" (depth 1.25")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16" Description from

Here's the original description from the Fall 1972 Sears catalog:

ELECTRIC GUITARS Pure, vibrant soundDescription from
One tone, one volume control plus two slide switches for easy mode selection
6 Just slide the 2-way selector to blend combinations of sound instantly. Six-piece ganged machine head. Roller-type bridge adjusts height 6 ways. Height-adjustable pickups with adjustable pole pieces for precise response. Special-effects vibrator tailpiece. Celluloid-bound rosewood fingerboard. Adjustable steel-rod reinforced neck resists warping: flat-wound steel strings. 7 position markers. Black, red and yellow sunburst finish on hardwood. Includes pick, instructions, 10-ft. cord, neck strap. 38 1/2x12x1 1/8 in. From Japan.
57 H 1413C-Shipping weight 11 lbs....$49.95
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Guitar with vinyl badDescription from
57 H 14131C-Shipping weight 12 lbs...$52.95
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Sears 1413 Item #: Srs1001 $649

Sears 1413 made in Japan, 1972 red sunburst, 2 pickups, single cutaway, tele-style

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